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Rebekah Paxton recognized as Army's 'Military Child of the Year'

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
On the eve of the 2018 Operation Homefront military child of the year gala -- an event created to recognize the accomplishments of seven outstanding military kids -- Rebekah Paxton was overwhelmed with emotion as a result of her father's absence.

Up for the challenge? Army wants help in applying AI, machine learning to signal detection

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
Digitally speaking, it's loud out there. Cell phones, satellite signals, radars and more are making the electromagnetic spectrum a crowded and congested space. To cut through the noise and increase the speed at which Electronic Warfare Officers can identify and react to these signals on the battlefield, the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) is seeking new technologies that apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to paint a picture of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Erby of Iraq: Soldier to reunite with stray dog she adopted while deployed

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
ERBIL, Iraq -- U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern loves dogs. She loves her dog, she loves other peoples' dogs, she loves dogs she sees in memes and on TV shows ... you get the picture. When she found a dirty little white stray sniffing around the camp she was stationed at during a one-year deployment in Iraq only one thing was going to happen.

'Sky Soldiers' innovate through air assault training in Europe

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
HOHENFELS, Germany -- With only a few days into the Joint Warfighter Assessment (JWA) in Hohenfels, Germany, Sky Soldiers have already conducted an 18 hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, planned a night air assault mission, and incorporated multiple new systems into brigade operations.

NCOs don new campaign hats, Ceremony reinstates AIT drill sergeants

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon held a Drill Sergeant Conversion ceremony at Alexander Hall on April 13. Fourteen noncommissioned officers from 15th Regimental Signal Brigade received drill sergeant hats after completing a two-week conversion course in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Ready First Evaluates Proposed Army Combat Readiness Test

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
Soldiers assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division participated in the evaluation of the proposed Army Combat Readiness Test (ACRT) on Ready First Field here, April 16-17. The proposed ACRT is part of the Army's effort to optimize Holistic Health and Fitness and improve Soldier readiness.

Army Secretary Esper, senior NCO Dailey discuss modernization, recruiting, retention

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Quality trumps quantity when it comes to Soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters here Friday.

USACE marks six months of debris removal operations in Northern California

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00am
On the evening of Oct. 8, 2017, more than 250 wildfires erupted and burned throughout Northern California -- in Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Yuba and Butte counties. In total, officials say nearly 9,000 structures were destroyed and more than 40 people were killed. Damages exceeded $9 billion.

USACE marks six months of debris removal operations

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00am
On the evening of Oct. 8, 2017, more than 250 wildfires erupted and burned throughout Northern California -- in Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, Yuba and Butte counties. In total, officials say nearly 9,000 structures were destroyed and more than 40 people were killed. Damages exceeded $9 billion.

Army, Marine Corps stress importance of ground forces modernization

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers Wednesday the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.

Finding life and love after World War II

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT SILL, Okla. -- When D-Day arrived, Zitta Wilkinson's father, Johann Uhl, decided it was no longer safe for his family to remain in France, so he fled the farm that he had been ordered by the Germans to manage. He hid his children in the back of a wagon drawn by two horses he took from the farm.

Vietnam helicopter pilots, crewmembers memorialized in Arlington National Cemetery

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers lost their lives conducting aerial operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. On Wednesday, a monument to those service members was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.

Army captures three top defense environmental awards

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
DOD recognized three Army installations for cultural resources management in the large installation category, environmental quality in the non-industrial installation category and natural resources conservation in the small installation category. Congratulations go to Camp Ripley, Minnesota; Fort Hood, Texas; and Hawaii Army National Guard.

West Virginia National Guard and Qatar selected as partners

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
The West Virginia National Guard has been notified of its selection to partner with Qatar as a part of the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program, expanding its successful program to a second partner nation.

Life, finding love after World War II

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
When D-Day arrived, Zitta Wilkinson's father, Johann Uhl, decided it was no longer safe for his family to remain in France, so he fled the farm he was ordered by the Germans to manage. He hid his children in the back of a wagon drawn by two horses he took from the farm.

Top female cadet embraces challenges, looks forward to serving Infantry

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
As a young girl, Cadet Taylor England daydreamt about being in the infantry long before the Army opened all of its combat arms positions to females.

Corps of Engineers: Protecting and preserving the environment on numerous fronts

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
The Army's theme for Earth Day 2018 is "Sustain the Mission/Secure the Future." This theme is emboldened by Jacksonville District's on-the-ground efforts to protect and preserve our environment on numerous fronts.

Helicopter pilots, crewmembers, memorialized in Arlington National Cemetery

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
Nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crewmembers lost their lives conducting aerial operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. On Wednesday, a monument to those service members was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery here.

McCarthy: modernization strategy to speed up acquisition process, improve Soldiers' capabilities

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:00am
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited here Tuesday to see the results of the service's new modernization strategy.

Department of the Army announces upcoming 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th ID deployment

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2018 deployment of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, to Europe.

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